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Hide TextExpander in the Dock

If you don't want to see TextExpander's icon in the Dock and the application switcher, you can remove it. Just open TextExpander > Preferences > Appearance, and select Hide TextExpander Icon in Dock. You'll still be able to access TextExpander from its menubar icon.

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iPhoto ’11 9.2.3

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Apple has released iPhoto ’11 9.2.3, which fixes an issue where iPhoto could crash when running on a Mac system with multiple user accounts. Aside from that, the update offers only the standard trope of “improves overall stability.” ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 256.9 MB via Software Update or 354.55 MB via Apple’s support page)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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